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Free eWaste disposal program announced

MEDIA RELEASE

The University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH-Hilo) is sponsoring free eWaste collections in Hawai`i County for residents, schools, government and businesses.

Collections for household-generated eWaste only will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo (parking lot above dorms on Kumukoa St.); and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Kealakehe High School, 74-5000 Puohulihuli Street, Kailua-Kona, Building BB (parking lot near the gym).

Residents bringing household eWaste are not required to pre-register, but all others must pre-register for the event, including public and private schools or universities, all city, county, state or federal/military branches in Hawai‘i, businesses of less than 100 employees, and non-profit organizations. For online pre-registration, go online to www.hawaii.edu/ewaste/institut…

Non-household eWaste collections will occur 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, October 28 and 29, 2010, at UH-Hilo, 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo (parking lot above dorms on Kumukoa St.); and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday only, October 29, 2010, at Kealakehe High School, 74-5000 Puohulihuli Street, Kailua-Kona, Building BB (parking lot near the gym).

Acceptable eWaste Items include:

  • Computer systems and accessories – All-in-ones, CPUs, CRT monitors, hard drives, hubs, keyboards and mice, laptops, LCD displays, optical drives, servers, speakers, switches, UPS systems, wires and cables;
  • Handheld devices – Cell phones, pagers, PDAs, two way radios;
  • Office equipment – Adding machines, fax machines, photo copiers, printers, scanners, surge protectors, telephones, typewriters;
  • Audio/video equipment – camcorders, cameras, DVD players, game systems, LCD projectors, overhead projectors, radios, stereos, televisions and VCRs.

Materials NOT accepted for eWaste recycling include batteries not Integral to computer systems, cardboard, contaminated equipment of any type, cracked or broken CRT screens, hairdryers, hazardous materials of any type, household appliances, microwaves, paper, smoke detectors and Styrofoam.

For more information, visit www.hawaii.edu/ewaste, call Larry Wiss, 808-956-9393, or contact Linda Peters at lpeters@co.hawaii.hi.us or 961-8942.

To learn more about other County solid waste and recycling programs, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org

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